Live Your Art (At Home): Week of July 12

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Join us on Instagram at @artscollaboratory for this week’s lineup of lively IGTV programming spotlighting some of the artists who make Buffalo’s creative scene hum.

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Sunday, July 12: It’s You I Like: WORK
After a 6-week pause—in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement—the cast of It’s You I Like will reunite for their final episode which airs live on Zoom, Sunday July 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Head to our Facebook page to reserve your seat in the Zoom room! A link will be emailed directly after registration. Episode 3—WORK—will explore, through earnest drama and humor, what work means now in these upside-down times. If you missed them, catch up on earlier episodes: Home and Relationships!

Monday, July 13: The How Now Show, Season 2
And we are back! Season 2 of How Now kicks off with interviews with musician Curtis Lovell and novelist Gabriel Bump. We will also feature a reading of a poem by Lorna Hill entitled “The Old Men,” performed by Zhanna Reed and Maria Ta for an upcoming retrospective of Lorna’s work. Check it out!

Wednesday, July 15: Artist Spotlight: John Toohill
The Arts Collaboratory spent time last week with musician and actor, John Toohill, who kindly shared his thoughts about Buffalo, his influences and creativity during these tumultuous times. Toohill observes that it’s “always important to make art. If the inspiration comes, let it in no matter what other emotions come screaming down the hallways of your mind with it. There should be A LOT of intense feelings pounding at your door right now.”

Friday, July 17: Outside Influence, Episode 3
Outside Influence is a show about hip hop artists and the things that influence them outside of their genre. Hosted by ToneyBoi, one of Buffalo’s most well-known hip hoppers. Toney (part of the collectives “Koolie High” and “Art Dealer”) has graced the Buffalo hip hop scene for 10+ years working and performing with artists such as Smoke DZA and Raekwon the Chef of Wu Tang Clan. On this week’s episode, Toney interviews Marc Mostro, Buffalo emcee, producer and instrumentalist who has been a pillar of the Buffalo hip hop scene for several years. Mostro comes by and chats about spending time with his dog and wanting to know how to make his own equipment one day. Tune in Friday and see why he doesn’t think you should limit yourself to anything.